According to the document drawn up by the Strategy and Planning Office (GEP) of the Ministry of Labour, last year 56% of workers in Portugal received a salary of less than 1,000 euros, a percentage that compares with 72% in 2015.

In the case of young people, 65% received less than 1,000 euros in 2022, compared to 84% in 2015.

Average wages

The average salary of workers with remuneration declared to Social Security was 1,269.34 euros last year, 29% higher than the value of 2015, while for young people (up to 30 years old), the average salary was 1,037.57 euros, 40% more compared to 2015.

GEP data also show that the percentage of workers receiving up to 760 euros (the value of the national minimum wage in 2023) was halved in 2022 compared to 2015, having gone from 60% to around 30%.

Considering the total number of workers in October, on average, wages increased by 5.2% compared to 2021, indicates the data.